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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AC78 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: ●Temporary Increase of the Automatic Extension Period of Employment Authorization and Documentation for Certain Renewal Applicants  

This rule temporarily amends existing Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations to provide that the automatic extension period applicable to expiring Employment Authorization Documents (Forms I-766 or EADs) for certain renewal applicants who have filed Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, will be increased from up to 180 days to up to 540 days from the expiration date stated on their EADs.  This increase will be available to certain eligible renewal applicants with pending Forms I-765 for a temporary period lasting 540 days.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 274a     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 6 U.S.C. 111    8 U.S.C. 1103    8 U.S.C. 1324a   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Temporary Final Rule  05/04/2022  87 FR 26614   
Temporary Final Rule Effective--05/04/2022 Through 10/15/2025  05/04/2022 
Temporary Final Rule Comment Period End  07/05/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Melissa Lin
Chief, Policy Development Branch
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
5900 Capital Gateway Drive,
Camp Spring, MD 20746
Phone:240 721-3000